GAME NOTES 6/26
BASEBALL BLURBS 6/26
APPLESOX TAKE TO ROAD FOR SIX-GAME TRIP
The Wenatchee AppleSox (8-11, 5-10), fourth place in the WCL East, hit the road for their longest road trip of the 2015 season, which starts with the Victoria HarbourCats (9-12, 7-11), coming off a series loss on the road to the Kitsap BlueJackets...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (8-11) (.421), who is in his 3rd season with the Sox, after managing the pitching staff in 2013 and 2014...Proszek is assisted by Miles Kizer and Cory LeBrun, both in their first seasons.
The AppleSox scored first last night at Paul Thomas Sr. Field, but still couldn’t prevent two productive three-run innings for the Pippins...Chris Carns, the Sox starter, was taxed during the three-run fourth for the Pippins last night...the AppleSox were also plagued by two errors in the inning, both at second base...Evan Douglas went deep in the seventh inning for his second home run of the season, a no-doubt-about-it shot to right field...his second in as many nights.
2-OUT RBI MACHINE
.469 or 45-of-96 AppleSox RBI this season (including non-league games) have been driven in with two outs...Scott Hilpert is the team’s leader with 7 two-out RBI...12 different active roster players have had at least one two-out RBI at some point this season...5 two-out RBI belong to temporary players who are no longer on the active roster.
The AppleSox 62 RBI on the season have been hit by 15 different players (12 active), and only two active players have yet to record an RBI (Erik Sauve and Jake Hirabayashi)...the AppleSox team leaders in RBI are Nick Nyquist, Mitchell, Holland, and Sheldon Liikala - all with 7.
FOR THE GREATER GOOD
The AppleSox have seven sacrifice hits, and six sacrifice flies...a total of 13 sacrifice plays in league play in 2015...Helmstadter has 3 sacrifice plays (2 hits/1 fly), Ryan Crowe is also tied for the team lead with three (2 hits/ 1 fly).
FREE RIDE ZONE
Wenatchee is tied for fourth in the league for most walks, with 76, and are tied with the Walla Walla Sweets...only Bend (79), Corvallis (85), and Yakima Valley (90), have more walks.
KEEPING IT IN THE YARD
The two home runs given up by AppleSox pitching, sets the lowest mark for total home runs given up by a staff in the WCL (Bend, Meford, Kelowna, all next closest at 4)...Corvallis has given up a whopping 13 home runs, and Victoria, the next most at 10 surrendered.
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 829 games, the AppleSox own a 521-308 (.630) record...the AppleSox are 381-208 (.649) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 329-190 (.636) all-time in WCL league games (including playoffs), and 55-15 (.786) all-time in non-league contests since 2005...all-time, the AppleSox are 412-265 (.609) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 315-160 (.667) all-time home record, and is 216-167 (.564) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-27 all-time in extra-inning games, and the Sox set a record for free baseball last summer, playing eight extended contests.